Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our gift

God has given Mr. E and me an amazing gift. Our daughter, Joanna Aaron was born on Friday, October 4th at 2:30 am.  She weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19" long.

When Mr. E and I talked about what to name our baby, we wanted his or her name to have a good meaning or to use a name of someone who has been instrumental in our lives. Miss E has both. 

Mr. E picked out Joanna when he was reading the Biblical account of the resurrection in Luke 24.  Joanna was one of the women who was at Jesus' tomb and then told the disciples that Jesus had risen.  Joanna means "God is gracious" or "gift from God", a perfect meaning.

You may think that Aaron is a strange name for a girl, as this spelling is used predominately for boys.  It is actually my mom's middle name, so it met our criteria of someone who is instrumental in our lives.  The name also has a good meaning, "exalted" or "mountain of strength".  I thought "mountain of strength" summed up my mom pretty well and she is a great example for Joanna to look up to.

Here are some pictures of our little one:

Meeting Dad
A couple days old

9 days old
11 days old, Granny E's lap was comfy!

One of my favs, she was quite alert while dad read the Bible to us.
We are enjoying her very much and we are extremely blessed!